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DPS: Alzheimer's patient fatally struck on North Freeway

Friday, February 21, 2014

An Alzheimer's patient was struck and killed while trying to cross I-45 in The Woodlands this morning.

It happened around 5:30am on the North Freeway southbound just past Woodlands Parkway. DPS officials say the deceased man, who they tell us lives in the area, was struck while pushing a trash can.

"An investigation reveals he did cross Interstate 45 traveling westbound and was struck in the number 2 lane," said a DPS official on the scene.

Traffic in the area is impacted during the police investigation. As an alternate, exit at Highway 242 westbound to Gosling Rd southbound, then Woodlands Parkway eastbound back to I-45.

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